We had a great time in Bath at the weekend. As usual the city looked elegant and well-kept. There was even a gentleman painting the details on the lamp posts in bright and shiny gold paint. He was explaining to a couple of tourists that he was a volunteer - the council painted the whole post black and he picked out the scrolls and swirls and the city crest.
We paid a visit to the Salamander - one of our favourite pubs .. and spent quite a lot of time in bookshops (spot Townie Husband above). And slowly I began to see .. lions! Yes, quite apart from the usual lions on pillars, posts and memorials, there were multi-coloured lions, each about 3ft tall, all over town. In the parks, shopping centre, pubs and pavements ... even on scaffolding!!
I only had time to take photos of a few - every one was different and each had his name on a little plaque by his paws. (I think Dandelion at the bottom left above was one of my favourites - he looked so friendly). It turned out that they're all part of a public art initiative and you can read all about it here.